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Maritime UK Week has been organised as an opportunity to shine a spotlight on the UK's maritime sector, its role and future.

It follows a period where the maritime sector's role as the fundamental enabler of trade and critical freight supplies into the country were reasserted during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Maritime UK Week 2020 will feature a combination of virtual and physical events, taking place across the breadth of the sector and the length of the country, from Monday 12th October to Sunday 18th October.

The event programme includes a combination of industry events and public outreach activity. Industry events will include a focus on how the sector will recover from COVID-19, and how maritime can support recovery for the rest of the economy. Major themes will be how the sector gets to net-zero, builds its competitiveness and helps level-up all parts of the country.

The week will be used to talk to the public about the maritime sector, its role, and the various careers available across what is one of Britain's biggest industries.

Activities will include:

* Virtual tours of ports and ships
* A virtual career fair
* Live Q&A sessions maritime people
* 'Maritime in the 21st century' at maritime museums

Events already in the calendar include the launch of London International Shipping 2021, the finalist reception for the Maritime Masters competition and a series of Diversity in Maritime webinars. The UK government is expected to announce measures to support the sector's recovery during Maritime UK Week.

As well as directly registering for events and activities on an individual basis, maritime businesses and other partners are urged to get involved and support the week.

For more information please visit:

Companies are invited to organise an event during the week, and can do so here at the following link:

Posted 2020-08-21 16:13:16

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